Aside from the Galaxy J5 and J7, Samsung has also made the Galaxy V Plus officially available here in the Philippines with an affordable price tag of ₱3,999 only.

However, potential buyers should be very careful when choosing this phone. Yes, it seems affordable but it also has several disadvantages.

The Samsung Galaxy V Plus boasts its dual camera feature but having a back and front camera is already very common. Its rear camera doesn’t even have autofocus and its resolution is only 3.15MP!

It runs on a dual core processor but with merely 512MB of RAM. While its TouchWiz user interface may be smooth enough, heavy games will surely be laggy.

Its screen is a 4.0-inch TFT panel with 480 x 800 pixels. This resolution is sufficient with the screen size but the TFT technology used results in faded screen color when the device is tilted.

Samsung Galaxy V Plus
The Samsung Galaxy V Plus comes in white and black.

One selling point of the Samsung Galaxy V Plus that we agree with is its 3G connectivity. It also has two SIM card slots.

There’s 4GB of built-in storage with 1.9GB useable, support for up to 64GB microSD cards and a 1,500mAh Lithium-ion battery.

However, the presence of a lot of smartphones at the same price with way better specs makes it look overpriced.


  • 4.0-Inch TFT Display (480 x 800 Pixels, 233 ppi)
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS with TouchWiz
  • 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 3.15 Megapixel FF Main Camera with LED Flash
  • VGA Front Camera
  • 4GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 64GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM (Micro + Micro)
  • 3G HSPA, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • A-GPS with GLONASS
  • FM Radio
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer
  • 121.4 x 62.9 x 10.7 mm @ 123g
  • 1,500mAh Li-ion Battery
  • ₱3,999.00 Official Price in the Philippines